Millennial and Misinformation

This week Fred and Matt chat about an issue with a changing face. Fred thinks ‘misinformation’ is a fancy word for just lying, and given how much its use has grown over the last 5 years this provides an important and interesting topic of discussion. How are people convinced by misinformation, what does it look like and what can we do about it? These are all important ideas we try to get to the heart of on If I Only Knew

Further Reading:

Anspach, N., & Carlson, T. (2018). What to Believe? Social Media Commentary and Belief in Misinformation. Political Behavior, 42(3), 697-718.

Ku, K., Kong, Q., Song, Y., Deng, L., Kang, Y., & Hu, A. (2019). What predicts adolescents’ critical thinking about real-life news? The roles of social media news consumption and news media literacy. Thinking Skills And Creativity, 33, 100570.

Lazer, D., Baum, M., Benkler, Y., Berinsky, A., Greenhill, K., & Menczer, F. et al. (2018). The science of fake news. Science, 359(6380), 1094-1096.

Niaz Ahmed. (2020). Perception of Fake News: A Survey of Post-Millennials. Journalism And Mass Communication, 10(1).

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